The first dress "series #1" is inspired by this original dress from 1930's.
I found this dress in the USA about 5 years ago. I liked the simplicity of the dress, and especially the way the fabric fits around the waist to the hip and falls gracefully from the hip to the hem.
It was rarely hanged in my shop... because it is a special dress to me. It was one of my wedding dresses! So only this dress, I wanted to keep just for myself.
I've been wearing this dress time to time after the wedding though, since it's not a typical wedding dress, and I realised how comfortable it is to wear. I wanted to wear it almost everyday, though the fabric is silk and isn't really suitable for everyday wash.
When I decided to do this reproduction project, it was clear for me that this is going to be the first dress I reproduce. And I wanted to make it with viscose jersey - my favourite fabric. Machine washable at home, great feeling on the skin, good stretch for everyday movements like climbing up on a stool to get something from the top of the shelf (no problem to spread legs apart, like the way you do in trousers, but you can still stay elegant :) - considering all those facts, I believe that it is a perfect material for the dress. Plus, this fabric has Öko-Tex Standard 100® certification, which is an independent testing and certification system for textile and examines harmful substances. The certification gives me a little peace of mind, while I'm wearing it & also hanging it in my closet.
The result became something between loungewear and evening dress and I found it very practical. I always bring one or two dresses with me on holidays, and wear it for day activities like shopping, exploring city or picnic on beach, and also for a dinner or evening event with some bold accessories.